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Intel's Ivy Bridge will include support for NFC, also shows off DirectX 11 gaming but fakes it

NFC support will be baked into Intel's Ivy Bridge, DX11 gaming capabilities shown off also

| Connectivity & Communications News | Posted: Jan 11, 2012 2:27 am

CES 2012: Intel's upcoming 22nm die shrink of Sandy Bridge, dubbed, Ivy Bridge has been confirmed to bring support for Near Field Communication (NFC). Intel's Moole Eden even went as far as demoing a transaction using a laptop and PayPass-enabled MasterCard.

 

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Not only was the confirmation of NFC support for Ivy Bridge discussed, shown on-stage was a demo running DirectX 11 on the upcoming Ivy Bridge tech. Intel showed off the DirectX 11 capabilities of Ivy Bridge's HD Graphics 2500 GPU by showing off F1 2011. But, Eden cheated. He pressed play on a pre-rendered video in VLC.

 

Naughty, naughty.

 

 

In the clip above, you can clearly see that the VLC control panel pops up and the car continues to drive itself even when Eden leaves the steering wheel. Eden even stated, in front of press and financial analysts, that the demo was running live from an Ivy Bridge chip. Since the demo, Intel issued an official statement, admitting that Eden used a video "for expediency".

 

All is well though, as AnandTech saw an actual, live demonstration of F1 2011 running on an Ivy Bridge GPU and has said that it runs just fine, as the video below shows:

 

NEWS SOURCESEngadget.com, Theverge.com, Anandtech.com

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